GAP is serious about education. For that reason, we will always strive to provide our members with beneficial, low-cost learning opportunities. GAP makes every effort to present programs that qualify for CLE credits, as approved by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (“NFPA”). GAP has adopted the CLE policy set by NFPA in 2002, which set the following goal for its members:
A paralegal shall aspire to participate in a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing legal education, to include at least one (1) hour of ethics education, every two (2) years in order to remain current on developments in the law.
Resources for CLE Programs
Members receive notice of all GAP-hosted CLE programs through regular association communications and also receive special discounts. GAP hosts CLE programs at dinner meetings, Lunch & Learns, Saturday seminars and various other events throughout the year. For questions or suggestions related to CLE programs, contact GAP’s Director of CLE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
National Federation of Paralegal Associations http://www.paralegals.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=18
NFPA offers online CLE courses as well as a calendar of CLE programs offered by its members associations (including webcasts). All GAP members are also members of NFPA and therefore eligible for discounts on the cost of its CLE courses.
Lorman Education Services http://www.lorman.com
Lorman offers seminars, teleconferences, OnDemand webinars and a bookstore. GAP has teamed up with Lorman to provide our members with a discount off of all Lorman services and, because GAP also receives commission each time a member accesses a Lorman service, our members benefit two-fold.
The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia www.iclega.org
The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia is the not-for-profit educational service of the State Bar of Georgia and is a consortium of the Bar and the Law Schools of the Universities of Georgia, Emory, Mercer, Georgia State and the John Marshall Law School. It is fully self-supporting and receives all of its income from tuition charges and sale of publications. ICLE exists solely to serve the educational needs of practicing lawyers, with any surplus revenues being devoted entirely to the improvement of CLE products and services. Paralegals may also attend seminars which ICLE offers during the year.
Paralegal Gateway www.paralegalgateway.com
Just what it says, the paralegalgateway.com offers paralegals a gateway to many resources to help them be more efficient and successful, including links to websites offering continuing legal and professional education opportunities you may want to take advantage of.
Practising Law Institute www.pli.edu
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. The PLI website offers CLE through various formats, including webcasts, MP3s, books, CDs and DVDs.
HB Litigation Conferences http://litigationconferences.com/
HB’s produces conferences, teleconferences and multimedia products in these main practice areas: Reinsurance, Insurance, Mass Torts, Financial & Securities, Construction, Professional Development. HB’s website includes archived materials from past conferences and teleconferences.